Our Pro Bono Partners
RLC is highly appreciative of the assistance and partnership of the following firms, each of which is connected to one of our key areas of law.
Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers
Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers are the pro bono partner for RLC's Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service, accepting referrals for clients not eligible for Legal Aid and assisting with law reform and policy submissions. RLC values the assistance of Gilbert + Tobin and looks forward to continuing this partnership in years to come.
King & Wood Mallesons
RLC's Inner Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service (ISTAAS) is fortunate to enjoy continued support from the Human Rights Law Group at King & Wood Mallesons. We receive invaluable legal advice in a number of our cases, and have been able to greatly expand our Tribunal duty advocacy program. ISTAAS looks forward to continuing this successful partnership.
The Credit & Debt team continues its pro bono partnership with Ashurst. Lawyers from Ashurst provide assistance with research for casework and community legal information, enabling the Credit and Debt team to take on more involved matters. This partnership is an important resource for the RLC Credit and Debt team.
RLC continues its highly successful partnership with Clayton Utz in the area of employment law. Recently, RLC and Clayton Utz expanded the Unfair Dismissal and General Protections Advocacy Scheme, to include new secondee solicitors and representation in general protections conciliations before the Fair Work Commission as well as unfair dismissal conciliations. The Scheme results in excellent outcomes for many of RLC’s clients, who would otherwise be unable to obtain representation and would be unfairly disadvantaged when representing themselves against businesses or companies that may have access to legal resources.
RLC also appreciates the support and assistance of Clayton Utz in developing its discrimination practice.
McCabes Lawyers are the pro bono partner for RLC’s International Students Service in relation to credit, debt and consumer issues, employment, complaints against education providers, family law and housing issues. McCabes provide much needed legal support to international students, often left vulnerable due to lack of resources and knowledge of the Australian legal system.
In RLC’s targeted service to international students, effective legal advice often entails advice about the student's visa. Fragomen continues its pro bono partnership with RLC by providing registered migration agents to attend these advice clinics and providing backup and support to those agents. Fragomen's expertise in migration law is a great asset to this service.
RLC also receives valuable ongoing pro bono support from the following firms: